Episode 41 - "Laughing Through"
by Carol Metcalf
Guided through turmoil by the gift of laughter.
Carol Metcalf is based in Santa Barbara, CA and has been a Stand-up Comedian for 28 years. She is a regular at The Comedy Store and appeared on Comedy Central and Girls Behaving Badly. She is also a SAG-AFTRA actress, professor and producer. Her documentary “It Only Hurts When I Don’t Laugh” is based on her masters paper examining how humor can literally help the process of mentally recovering from trauma.
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A statement from Carol:
“I wrote this piece for the podcast because it mirrors my journey to be happy and stable after a turbulent childhood and traumatic occurrences which I survived. Like my Veterans I work with PTSD tell me, I walked the walk. I’m sharing this now because when people are isolated and fear the unknown it can trigger depression and even suicidal thoughts. We have to reach out and be positive. I care!”